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Spindle 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A green Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' plant in a garden
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Spindle 'Emerald 'N' Gold' Overview

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' is a dwarf evergreen shrub that has a spreading habit and can be trained up walls if given support. Also known by the name Spindle 'Emerald 'n' Gold', it produces broadly yellow-margined leaves that have a pink tinge in winter. It occasionally produces a few small, inconspicuous greenish flowers. This favoured cultivar of Euonymus fortunei, or Spindle - awarded a Golden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society - can brighten up a shady corner. It prefers poor soil and a sunny position but it also does well in full or partial shade. It is extremely versatile and needs little maintenance, so is a popular choice for busy gardeners!

Common problems with Spindle 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

How to harvest Spindle 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

Generally not harvested but stems can be cut & included in floral arrangements.

How to propagate Spindle 'Emerald 'N' Gold'


Take semi hardwood cuttings

Special features of Spindle 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

Ground cover

Pot plant

Winter colour

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Spindle 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

This low maintenance plant is a useful addition providing structure & winter colour to borders but can also be grown in mix containers when young. Suitable for all garden styles, it can be clipped into neat shapes.

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